There is a theory that regular trims promote hair growth; we have heard it since the day we were born and we might ask is there any science behind it? Actually hair growth rate is predetermined genetically, so haircuts will not make our hair grow faster. The rate of hair growth is influenced by a number of variables including dietary habits, general health, anemia or low iron and endocrine function including thyroid. All these factors can influence hair growth and loss cycles.
However, there are many varied and many benefits for regular trims; they keep the ends from looking frayed and splitting, thereby giving the look of a healthier hair. When ends are severely damaged, they cause breakage.
Several people make the mistake of forgoing trims because they seek longer hair, which requires being most attentive to the hair care that includes a trim every six weeks. Thus, regular trims do not promote faster hair growth, and if you seek long healthy hair, you better keep your routine salon visits. Specialists tell us that normally hair grows about half and inch monthly, and with trimming the potential net gain will be four and half inches per year.
There are few things you can do to make sure that your hair is healthy and undamaged:
– Taking an expensive daily multi vitamin such as “Flintstones” or “One- A- Day”. Your hair needs biotin and zinc and both are found abundantly in the above mentioned vitamins, and be careful of over dosing on supplements because it can be fatal.
– Do not over brush your hair, as this causes damage; brush it as much as needed and stop.
– Using good quality salon products because most over the counter conditioners and shampoos contain harsh ingredients.
– Do not use tight bands and hats because they cause split ends and breakage.